You couldn't have asked this at a better moment than right now. Today the 6th MageStackDay has started and the MageStackDay tradition addresses an issue you are running into.
Let's start with stating that there are many many more people asking questions than there are people who provide (quality) answers. That's part of your problem, because that means that ...
Which answer should accept ?
You should accept an answer which is more helpful to you. If other answers are equally good and you are not sure which answer should accept, then what I do in such case is, look at the timestamps of those answer and accept the very first answer in that race.
These are some suggestions and not rules. Listen to your mind and act ...
From the bottom of this page: https://magento.stackexchange.com/help/bounty
Notice the last line in the paragraph.
If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the bounty amount (or the full ...
Read more about how the bounty works: https://magento.stackexchange.com/help/bounty
But just to make it clear there is no "community magic bounty".
The bounty is offered by another user that wants to reward the person that answered a question, even if the question was not posted by the person that started the bounty. There is a chance that the answer did not ...
Magento bounties allows post or question to be visible on the MSE Homepage featured Tab, which I think, can be considered a premium part/feature of MSE.
Regardless of whether your post or question receives an answer or not, the fact that it has been displayed in the feature Tab and got more attention, views and potentially got more chance to get an ...
There is no point in doing that...unless you are a really really bad person.
Once you offer a bounty you automatically lose the points offered as bounty.
Even if don't award the points to someone they are still subtracted from your "bank account".
As you can see here:
All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any